Black Wattle

Scientific Name: 

Acacia auriculiformis


Everywhere - very common

Description: large spreading tree commonly 10-20m high, attaining 20-30m on favourable sites, with dense folliage and full round crown. Bark rough, hard, dark brown, grey or black, fissured towards base.


Flowers: yellow in dense cylindrical spikes 5-8cm long, mostly in pairs in upper leaf axils.


Fruit: curled-twisted, in leathery-woody pods, about 5-7cm x 1.5cm, dark brown when ripe, containing blackseeds arranged diagonally, attached to short bright orange-red arils.


Flowering: May - July.


Fruiting: August - October.

Black Wattle
Black Wattle flowers